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gifted at writing year 2

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tellthetime Tue 04-Oct-11 10:36:12

What would you consider a child gifted at writing to be able to write at this stage of year 2?

witchwithallthetrimmings Tue 04-Oct-11 10:39:31

write what?
His name, A sentence, A Story

tellthetime Tue 04-Oct-11 10:42:16

Sorry, very vague question. I mean like stories, etc.

Iamnotminterested Tue 04-Oct-11 11:22:10

Stories with a beginning, middle and end;
Accurate spelling;
Ambitious word choices;
Different sentence openings;
Developed punctuation ie. full stops, capital letters, commas, speech marks, question marks, exclamation marks, elipses, possibly brackets and hyphens.

Iamnotminterested Tue 04-Oct-11 11:24:43

Work published ? grin

tellthetime Tue 04-Oct-11 11:32:41

My ds is in year 2 with a renowned for being lazy teacher. Last year he was year 1 in a mixed class and working with the top year 2 group. My worst fear for him has happened this year as now back in a purely year 2 class, he is doing really simple things like writing sentences, captions and labels. Not much more. He can do all the things Iamnotminterested mentions and gets really into story writing at home. I feel really let down by school, who said they would continue to push him this year. When i mentioned something the teacher just said he is doing really well and not to worry. Should i just chill? I am worried he will switch off.

GooseyLoosey Tue 04-Oct-11 11:40:22

My son is gifted at writing. He wrote this in Yr 2 if it helps:

Once there was a blind man.
Once there was a remind man.
A blind, kind, find, remind man.

Once there was a sad child.
Once there was a mad child.
A sad, bad, glad, mad child.

Now there is a kind man.
Now there is a glad child.
A wild, mild, glad man-child.

[I know I am showing off a bit here, but am proud of him and don't get to be in RL.]

tellthetime Tue 04-Oct-11 12:05:45

GooseyLoosey that is fab. Did his year 2 teachers differentiate work for him?

iggly2 Tue 04-Oct-11 12:20:50

Wow, Gooseyloosey that's great. I would just like Ds to write something other than a list or rules/instructions sad.

lljkk Tue 04-Oct-11 12:29:59

All teachers should differentiate work for their pupils angry.
DD got gushed over for her literacy skills at start of y2.
She could write how Iamnotinterested describes.
Not published, but she does things like win first prize for KS1 story-writing.

I actually find the literacy emphasis a bit... hazardous. DD has been strongly encouraged by teachers to become a writer. Yes DD has a great strength there but so did I... and it turned out that I enjoyed science and maths more than literacy. Guess what? Scientists & mathematicians (& most Uni degree careers) need to write well, too. So I am always trying to gently coax DD to think beyond being a writer; she has a fine analytical mind and would be very talented as a historian or naturalist, for instance.

blackeyedsusan Tue 04-Oct-11 13:09:50

goosey, loosey, that is fab. did school say he was gifted? or do they conveniently ignore it?

and I would like dd to have the physical strength to actually write more than 3 short sentences under duress. if she could physically write, we would be better able to see what is in her head.

the teacher is wrong. each child needs to be assessed to find where they are currently and then a strategy implemented to develop the childrens learning. for most of the children in the class this will be quite similar, but for bottom and top ends, there needs to be more thought.

the excuse that they are already doing great is a ridiculous one. it is a childs entitlement to be educated and not to stagnate for a year because they are doing ok already.

GooseyLoosey Tue 04-Oct-11 13:13:42

Thanks, I really was quite chuffed with that.

Dd only writes lists - endless school registers in fact, so I know where you are coming from.

Ds does have some differentiated work but often he has what the other children have but applies his own take to it and the school are fine with that. He does however correct the teachers' punctuation and spelling and I am not quite sure how fine they are with that!

LilyBolero Wed 05-Oct-11 09:45:48

End of year 1, my dd wrote this (bear in mind she's an Aug birthday, so was still 5 at the time) (it was supposed to be a letter from a character Emily in a book, to a whale she met).

Dear Arthur

I want to know why you are so big. Why are you so strong? Is it because you eat so much?

You are so sweet. I love you so much. Remember we met at the beach one day. And I gave you some of my sandwich. Then we said goodbye to each other.

I said I will miss you.

Love Emily

Punctuation was all her's. She's in Y4 now, definitely gifted in writing.

munstersmum Wed 05-Oct-11 10:43:24

Goosey blown away by the poetry. Wow, right to be proud.

LilyB How beautiful. Bet you don't have problems getting thank you notes done.

Wafflenose Wed 05-Oct-11 19:54:38

DD1 wrote this towards the end of Reception, when she was 5.8:

One day there was a little girl and she was five. There was a bruver to. He was for. One day they were out playing in the garden the bruver was corld Toaby. The girl was corld Loosy. They were still playing in the garden then... Someone took them far away from there Mummy and Daddy! He took them to a wood very far away! They were lost in the woods for ever. They tried to fiened sufink that wood help them but they coodon't. then... Mummy and Daddy came to rescyou them. "thangcyou." Said Loosy and Toaby! you rescyoued us. They went hoam now they awais staied wive Mumy! And Daddy. They never went in the garden. They never went out agen. They just staied in the Hous all day and all nihgt. They etied loads even the chidren etied lots of food. And every one drangk lots of dringks. They get very fit all of them liked to get fit. they loved hieing stuff at the shops. They are very very very rich! Achaly did you know that? "I" "am" "glaed" "w'ere" "home" Said Loosy!

Makes me giggle such a lot, but I thought it was pretty good! :D

Wafflenose Wed 05-Oct-11 19:56:08

oops bieing not hieing (meant to say 'buying'!) I love that they never went out again, then the next minute they're out shopping! And obviously it's her own spelling and punctuation!

iggly2 Wed 05-Oct-11 20:01:35

Very envy of all of you. I do get very sensible and precise rules for the stairs, playing on the kinect, entry into miniiggly's room along with a list of times when miniiggly is allowed to be disturbed.

iggly2 Wed 05-Oct-11 20:02:36

Ohhhh, maybe a job in the military would be good for him...........

Wafflenose Wed 05-Oct-11 20:09:10

Maybe he's talented at non-fiction iggly!

blackeyedsusan Wed 05-Oct-11 21:20:05

waffle grin

Lulworthblue Thu 06-Oct-11 00:06:21

Mine hates writing stories sad

iggly2 Thu 06-Oct-11 00:18:52

Latest literery installment from miniiggly consists of list of insects where life span is known and not known (though this has amusing titbits of information such as the "scarist bug is....", "coolest bug is....").

iggly2 Thu 06-Oct-11 00:20:20


festi Thu 06-Oct-11 00:26:38

my dd 5.5 wrote a song for simon cowel the other day

Sitting in my palm tree with a bottle of beer
how many times do you just have to cheer
how many times do you just have to cheer

insert finger clicks 3 times

cant you see how i wish you where here
sitting in my palm tree
with the sun up high and the sand in my feet.

she sag it to a reggy beat...such a shame it was intended for simon growel.

festi Thu 06-Oct-11 00:27:50

ment to add that poem by little goosy was amazing,

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